|Also known as narcissus, daffodils are one
of the most popular spring flowers. They
can be planted in a flower bed or forced
in containers. Daffodils are also beautiful
as cut flowers in arrangements. They are
resistant to disease and most wildlife, so
once established, they come back year after
year with no care. Although many of the bulbs
produce yellow flowers, daffodils are also
available in shades of white, pink, coral
and green. Miniature varieties are as short
as 3 inches, while the tallest reach 20 inches.
They do best when planted in sun or part
shade and in well drained soil. |
The following should be considered when buying
Plant daffodil bulbs in the fall before the
ground freezes. Dig the holes 6 to 8 inches
deep. Bulbs can either be planted in clusters
or randomly scattered for a natural effect.
Remember not to cut back the leaves for 6
weeks after blooming to allow the bulb to
produce the next year’s flower. Never braid
- Select the height and color according to the spot to
- Each bulb usually produces one or two flowers. You
will need 6 to 8 bulbs per square foot for an
- Make sure all bulbs are firm and dry. Discard any
that are mushy.
- Note whether the daffodil type is an early, mid or
late season bloomer.
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